The Nationals strategic plan to double Australian manufacturing employment

Regional Australia will lead the country’s post-COVID economic recovery under The Nationals’ ambitious plan to modernise and rejuvenate Australian manufacturing. The Nationals have a strong track record of backing wealth creation, jobs and sustainable industries and manufacturing is key to continuing to do this. The Nationals believe there is an abundance of resources and opportunities…

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More Jobs, Business and Farm Support for Indi through $7.3 million Bushfire Boost

Businesses, farms and young people across Indi will benefit from an additional $7.3 million in bushfire recovery program funding to spearhead jobs, tourism capability, and economic recovery and growth. The five programs were announced this week by the Australian and Victorian governments, as part of an $8 million boost for Victoria through Local Economic Recovery…

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No more Murray Basin Rail Project excuses for Premier Andrews

Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the Victorian Andrews Labor Government had no excuse for not delivering the Murray Basin Freight Rail project as originally agreed to. The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government today announced a $200.2 million rescue package for the stalled Victorian owned, operated and managed network upgrade. Deputy…

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Certainty for Aussie timber workers

Today I will introduce a Private Senator’s Bill that will bring surety and job security to the almost 200,000 people employed directly and indirectly in Australia’s valuable native hardwood timber industries. My Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020 to amend the EPBC Act and Regional Forest Agreements Act seeks to…

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The Show Must Go On And New Funding Will Help That Happen

Pictured here with the Wangaratta Agricultural Show Committee Organisations across Indi will share $98,500 to support their COVID-19 recovery under the Australian Government’s Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said nine show societies will receive between $2600 and $15,000 each and the Rotary Club of…

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Regions hold the key to Australia’s manufacturing sovereignty

Regional manufacturing should be central to Australia’s sovereign future, says Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. Today the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals together with the HunterNet Co-operative hosted Senator McKenzie and Nationals Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey on day one a two-day tour of their members throughout the…

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